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tricuspidata is made up of Latin tri- (three) and cuspidis (point, spike) components meaning 'with three short sharp stiff points' with reference to the leaves. [See Maclura tricuspidata, Parthenocissus tricuspidata.]

trifidum means 'three-cleft, three-lobed or cut in three'. [See Galium trifidum.]

trifolia is made up of Latin tri- (three) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with three leaves'. [See Coptis trifolia.]

trifoliata is made up of Latin tri- (three) and -folia (leaved) components with reference to the leaf shape which is divided into three leaflets. [See Akebia trifoliata, Angostura trifoliata, Gillenia trifoliata, Menyanthes trifoliata, Poncirus trifoliata, Ptelea trifoliata.]

Triglochin [genus name] is derived from Greek tri- (three) and -glochin (point) components with reference to projections on part of the flower's reproductive organs. [See Triglochin.]

Trilisa [genus name] is an anagram of the name of another genus Liatris (North American blazing star) with reference to its close relationship and that all species are noted for their long lasting flower heads. [See ... .]

Trillium [genus name] is derived from Latin tri- (three) component with reference to the formation of the leaves. [See Trillium.]

triloba is made up of Latin tri- (three) and lobi- (lobe) components meaning 'three-lobed'. [See Asimina triloba, Rudbeckia triloba.]

trilobata is made up of Latin tri- (three) and lobi- (lobe) components meaning 'three-lobed'. [See Rhus trilobata.]

trionum for some authorities could be a Latin word derived from a Greek name for a plant in the Malvaceae family, trionon – while for others it could be a reference via Latin triones (the ploughing oxen) to the Plough (the configuration of the seven stars of the Great Bear in the night sky in the northern hemisphere) and thus all things northern or polar. [See Hibiscus trionum.]


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